Applied Fashion Design and Technology Cert III


6 months


Brisbane, Hobart



Applied Fashion Design and Technology Cert III – LMT31407

Job roles /employment outcomes 

Certificate III in Applied Fashion Design and Technology reflects a vocational outcome for those producing fashion products where a basic understanding of design skills is needed and where localised distribution not requiring specialised merchandising and supply chain skills is to be undertaken. Items to be produced may include a single or small range of products.


This qualification is particularly suitable for those who are self-employed undertaking low volume production of items for local distribution outlets for example markets.

Pathways into the qualification 

Direct entry into this qualification requires completion of a total of nineteen (19) units of competency according to the rules described below.

Credit may be granted towards this qualification by those who have completed LMT21707 Certificate II in Applied Fashion Design and Technology or achieved equivalent industry experience.

Pathways from the qualification 

Further training pathways from this qualification include LMT41007 Certificate IV in Applied Fashion Design and Technology and other relevant qualifications.

Licensing considerations 

There are no specific licences that relate to this qualification. However, some units in this qualification may have licensing or regulatory requirements in some environments. Local regulations should be checked for details.

Pathways Information

Not applicable.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not applicable.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Employability Skills Summary

The following table contains a summary of the Employability Skills as identified by the fashion design industries for this qualification. This table should be interpreted in conjunction with the detailed requirements of each unit of competency packaged in this qualification. The outcomes described here are broad industry requirements that reflect skill requirements for this level.

Industry /enterprise requirements for this qualification include:


  • confirm relevant industry and workplace requirements
  • understand personal requirements of relevant industry and workplace standards, regulations and policies
  • complete standard documentation
  • use communication technologies efficiently
  • interpret pattern specifications
  • communicate problems with fashion items and designs
  • discuss design requirements with others
  • ensure records are accurate and legible
  • establish effective working relationships with colleagues
  • undertake interactive workplace communication
  • present design ideas


  • work independently or as a team member
  • demonstrate and encourage others in working cooperatively with people of different ages, gender, race or religion
  • identify role of others in the design process
  • undertake appropriate and effective communication with others in the design process


  • identify risks and implement risk control measures for machinery and equipment
  • identify and address problems and faults
  • check performance of machinery and equipment
  • assess and evaluate skills requirements of self and others to perform tasks
  • deal with and promptly resolve issues
  • use problem solving techniques to determine fashion design requirements
  • apply knowledge of fabrics and materials to solve design problems
  • assess quality of materials before using in fashion items
  • identify and report potential environmental hazards

Initiative and enterprise 

  • seek and provide feedback on procedures
  • participate in design and production processes
  • collect and monitor information
  • identify non-conformances to standards and take appropriate action
  • identify effective ways to achieve design and production outcomes
  • rectify problems promptly and appropriately
  • monitor and adjust activity in response to operational variations
  • identify and assess existing and potential risks and seek advice
  • develop and promote continuous improvement

Planning and organising 

  • plan work requirements for self and others as required
  • prepare materials required for design production
  • monitor resource use in own work
  • select and prepare materials and equipment
  • monitor quality outcomes
  • monitor equipment condition and performance


  • manage own work
  • monitor information in work area
  • keep the work area clean and tidy at all times
  • conduct regular housekeeping activities during shift
  • locate, interpret and apply relevant information
  • monitor own work against quality standards
  • conduct work in a manner which minimises waste
  • understand own work activities and responsibilities
  • manage work load priorities


  • recognise limits of own expertise
  • assess competencies in meeting job requirements
  • identify own skill requirements and seek skill development if required
  • ask questions to expand own knowledge
  • experiment with design ideas and review outcomes
  • seek feedback on ideas and work outcomes


  • monitor machine operation
  • use a variety of machines and equipment to achieve a range of production outcomes
  • perform minor maintenance on machines
  • work with technology safely and according to workplace standards

Packaging Rules 

To be awarded the Certificate III in Applied Fashion Design and Technology, competency must be achieved in nineteen (19) units of competency.

  • 11 core units of competency
  • 8 elective units


6 months


Brisbane – Hobart